1996 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Campus Cruisin' Econo-style

1996 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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Brighton Wagon (2.2L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Campus Cruisin' Econo-style
By Darren Greco on


1996 Subaru Legacy Brighton 4dr Wagon AWD


My parents bought it for me with 40k
miles back in 2000, now it has 75k.
The only thing it has ever needed was a
new timing belt, which is recommended
at about 60000 miles. All in all a
great value. So all you parents out
there looking for a car for your
kid... get 'em a Subaru! Trust me, my
Subie's been through it all, and she
still runs like she did the day I got
her. I Hope I never have to sell it!

Best Features

The AWD is awesome in snow and wet roads. Interior is nice, not cheap. Huge trunk with fold-down seats is another plus, and there are lots of storage compartments inside. I have always liked the look of the sashless windows too, it's a trademark Subaru thing.

Worst Features

Gas mileage is good, but city driving with AC on only gets 17-18mpg. Another annoyance is the ABS light. It's always coming on, but nothing needs to be repaired. Also, The Legacy REALLY needs a bigger engine.
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